Indo-Pak pizza at Famous Pizza in Jackson Heights?
I read about the place in Robert Sietsema's guide to NYC ethnic eating. He says, "Indo Pak begins w/ usual cheese and tomato sauce....[topped w.] onion, fragrant masala powder, and fresh green chiles....I like it so much that I'm willing to taken one back to Italy and certify that it's the only true NY pizza."
I was planning on bringing a date there tomorrow. Has anyone had it? Is it worth a trip to Queens?
Are you (and Sietsema) talking about Elmhurst Famous pizza (which does have an Elmhurst and a Jackson Heights location)? The pizza there is ok, I got the Indo-Pak once. I dunno, for me the indo-pak is a curiosity but hardly "a destination" item. It might be ok as part of a stroll through Jackson Heights "Little Indo-Pak-Benga-Nepa Town." I like their other pizzas better. The little individual pizza portion makes it good for ordering a couple types of pizza and sharing.
I'm a big fan of the Indo-Pak pizza at 'Famous Pizza'... It's rather spicy and unique-tasting, loaded with jalapenos and fresh garlic (bring gum). The pizza's 'uniqueness' is what might make the trip worth it (especially after the only other place I know that served a similar kind of pizza (on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills) changed hands/name/menu about a year ago.
1)It takes them around 20+ minutes for them to make the 'Indo-Pak' (but you know it's fresh).
2)I'm not sure it's such a great place for a 'date'. It's more of a 'family place' (as in: busy, kids, noise, etc.)
But Jackson Heights is a nice to walk around...
Hey, they also put me on hold too. And they always give me rediculous delivery times: the last time my wife called, they told her it would take ONE HOUR!
Honestly, I don't even like the pizza that much. The Indo-Pak is the best pizza on the menu, and its only ok. The quality of the crust is poor. Just not worth it.